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Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software
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The Blender 3D Design course is intended to offer students an introduction ...

The Blender 3D Design course is intended to offer students an introduction to the world of computer generated 3-D modeling and animation. As an introductory course, it provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. This course updates and replaces Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software (2006), previously on Tufts OCW. In this course we will explore basic mesh modeling, applying textures and materials to 3-D objects, lighting, animation and rendering. This course should provide a good basis for further independent study in architectural, engineering, and theatrical modeling and game design. This course is self-paced, meaning that you can pick and choose the Learning Units, Video Tutorials or PDF tutorials as you see fit. The sequence of Learning Units are a suggested path of learning Blender but you are welcome to use this material in any way that suits your purposes.

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Arts and Humanities
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Neal Hirsig
Agricultural Science and Policy I
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Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of ...

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How has science influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety and environment in the United States? How have the policies evolved over time in the US? What has worked and what has not; what are the reasons and what are the consequences? Beyond science, what other factors influence policies? How do we link what we learn to ecological agriculture? How do we use what we learn for policy analysis?

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Kathleen Merrigan William Lockeretz
Agricultural Science and Policy II
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Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical, and physical components of ...

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical, and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How science has influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety, and the environment in the United States How the policies have evolved over time in the US What has worked and what has not; the reasons and the consequences What other factors influence policies beyond science How we link what we learn to ecological agriculture How we use what we learn for policy analysis

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Kathleen Merrigan
William Lockeretz
Basic Human Pathology: Parts I and II
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This course, Basic Human Pathology, includes the teaching of both general and ...

This course, Basic Human Pathology, includes the teaching of both general and systemic (organs) pathology. It provides a basis for other Tufts Dental School courses such as Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Diagnosis, Medicine II/III, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and other clinical science courses. It is a transition course between the other basic science courses and the clinical sciences of dentistry. Not only does it serve as a foundation course, its knowledge base will also aid in the understanding of managing patients with complex medical histories, particularly now that patients are living longer and continue to seek regular dental care.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts University
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Lynn W. Solomon
Michael Kahn
Biology of Water and Health
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This course encourages and trains students to think outside the box when ...

This course encourages and trains students to think outside the box when addressing water-related problems. Our interdisciplinary approach is designed, for example,to give the health professional an introduction to the engineering components involved in the provision of safe water and sanitation. While at the same time providing the engineer an ecological framework for understanding the place of water in health, it also gives a voice to the ways in which water is involved in social interactions, belief systems, and the economics of an interconnected and interdependent world.

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Biology
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Tufts University
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Bela T. Matyas
David Gute
Jeffrey Griffiths
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
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The Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course provides the students with two main ...

The Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course provides the students with two main objectives. It delineates the material students are expected to understand and have recalled from the basic cardiac physiology lectures and it expands on the discussion of the hemodynamic perturbations of cardiac function.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Tufts University
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Munther Homoud
Nora Laver
Conceptual Distinctions: The Case of Heat and Temperature
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This is a story about energy and equilibrium: a semester-long investigation of ...

This is a story about energy and equilibrium: a semester-long investigation of the global energy balance of Earth. Participants work with scientific models, maps, satellite images, and quantitative data. In hands-on investigations, they use physical models, light probes, temperature probes and spectroscopes to investigate light and its interaction with matter. Building on work with assessment from the previous course, participants come to understand formative assessment as an integral part of the teaching-learning process that takes place at each stage of scientific inquiry. They also learn to enlist their students and school colleagues as partners in formative assessment in order to move student learning forward. The course is blended face-to-face and online course.

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Physical Science
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Contemporary Biosocial Problems in America
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Part of Tufts overall mission is to emphasize citizenship and public service. ...

Part of Tufts overall mission is to emphasize citizenship and public service. This course starts with the premise that understanding the social uses and misuses of biological knowledge is of particular importance for future health professionals and scientists. Specifically, developing skills in critical thinking and analysis of arguments is crucial if we are to deal rationally with value-laden and controversial topics at the intersection of biology and society.

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Biology
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Ross S. Feldberg
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature ...

This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature by providing a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics. One highlight of the course is the Small Group Session. The small group format provides one with an excellent opportunity to closely interact with a faculty member by enhancing the concepts taught in the lectures and clarifying questions concerning the lecture material.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Author:
Alice Tang
Bruce Crawford
Clara Jones
David Arond
David Joseph Tybor
Denise Jacobson
James N Hyde
Janet, E.A. Forrester
Jennifer L Spadano
Linda Hirota
Michael D. Kneeland
Paula Minihan
P. Newby
Richard Glickman-Simon
Force and Strategy
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This course examines the political, economic,military, and ethical factors affecting the use ...

This course examines the political, economic,military, and ethical factors affecting the use and utility of military force in international relations. Students will study the political and decision-making process by which nations decide to use military force as well as the major arms control agreements of the post-World War II period, including negotiations currently under way.

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Political Science
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Tufts University
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Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
Foundations of Nutrition Science
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Dietitians and nutritionists already know the importance of nutrition science. Now, others ...

Dietitians and nutritionists already know the importance of nutrition science. Now, others can learn more about this field through this course from Tufts University's OpenCourseWare Initiative. This particular course was offered through the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and was designed with working professionals in mind. The course was developed by Diane McKay and the materials here include the syllabus, a course calendar, and lectures. The course meetings cover sixteen topics, including vitamins, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. In the Lectures area, visitors can find overviews of each meeting, along with the audio content for six of the meetings. All in all, it's a nice overview of these critical topics and users will appreciate the accessibility and compelling nature of the course and its delivery.

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Nutrition
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McKay, Diane
Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
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Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology explores the pathophysiology of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders from ...

Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology explores the pathophysiology of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders from gastroesophageal reflux disease to cirrhosis. The course emphasizes fundamental topics in gastrointestinal pathophysiology, with a focus on correlation to clinical issues including treatment options for various common gastrointestinal disorders, each of which are covered in detail. Topics are presented in the syllabus, in didactic lectures, and in small group sessions. The materials presented in this course are a foundation for further learning in Gastroenterology.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts University
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Andrew G. Plaut
Fredric D. Gordon
Laurence Scott Bailen
Marshall Kaplan
Paul Abourjaily
Tamsin Knox
Genetics
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Medical genetics involves the application of genetic principles in the practice of ...

Medical genetics involves the application of genetic principles in the practice of medicine. The material in this course encompasses diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases (such as cancer genetics ), study of inheritance of diseases in families, mapping of disease genes to their chromosome locations, study of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of inherited disorders, provision of genetic counseling for families, and investigations of methods for gene therapy. Unlike any other field, genetics represents a true integration between the basic and the clinical sciences.

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Genetics
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Diana Bianchi
Janet M. Cowan
Jodi Dana Hoffman
Laurie Ann Demmer
Geriatric Dentistry
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The dentist is a key member of the health delivery team. This ...

The dentist is a key member of the health delivery team. This didactic course teaches the student how to render comprehensive oral health care and teach prevention to a dynamic, diverse and rapidly growing elderly population. Since chronology does not always equal physiology, younger patients with significant medical, physical, mental disabilities and sensory deficits are eligible for treatment in Geriatric Dentistry. Students will learn the complexity of aging, patient management and the importance of dentistry in total patient care

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts University
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Charles H Rankin
David Thaler
Elizabeth Krall
Hilde Tillman
Lisa Neff
Michael Kahn
Nancy Moczynski
Richard Dupee
Terrence Griffin
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Tutorial Collection
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This course provides a basic set of tutorials for understanding how to ...

This course provides a basic set of tutorials for understanding how to use geographic and tabular data to visualize a community. The first tutorial uses state and municipal data to investigate and map land use for Somerville, Massachusetts. Functions such as reading data documentation symbology, attribute tables, creating and printing maps are all covered allowing for students to learn to use GIS. The next set of tutorials focus on using data from the US Census Bureau to understand the socio-demographic characteristics of communities. The Census tutorials can be done for any community in the US. The student will learn how to access data from the US Census Bureau website, download it, process it to make it usable in ArcGIS, and then map the information. Understanding and visualizing the statistical reliablitiy of data from the Census is also covered. All these tutorials in turn will allow students to frame spatial questions for further exploration and research.

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Physical Geography
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Tufts University
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Patrick Florance, Barbara Parmenter
Histology
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Although a great deal of emphasis of the course is on the ...

Although a great deal of emphasis of the course is on the structures of the organs and tissues, this is not a course based solely on pure microscopic descriptions. Lectures and laboratory sessions will focus on the integration of structures with functions, drawing from many disciplines (light/electron microscopy, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology etc.). Highlights of the course are its magnificently detailed collections of tissues as represented in the Circulatory Lecture.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Chemistry
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Paul Kwan
Histology: Study of Cells, Tissues and Organs
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This course presents the microscopic structure of cells, tissues, and organs, with ...

This course presents the microscopic structure of cells, tissues, and organs, with emphasis on the correlation of structure and function. Vignettes of clinical and pathologic significance are also presented.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts University
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Author:
Alvar W Gustafson
Ana Soto
Carlos Sonnenschein
Dmitry Nurminsky
Jeffrey K Marchant
John L. Giunta
Maria Nurminskaya
Noshir R. Mehta
Human-Animal Relationships
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This course is the first part of the Ethics and Values Signature ...

This course is the first part of the Ethics and Values Signature Program, which is one of the factors making Tufts unique in veterinary education. It is designed to enrich the student's understanding of various aspects of our individual and communal relationships with "animals" (or, to use scientific terminology, "other animals"), and to stimulate creative thinking about the expanding horizons of veterinary medicine, particularly those relevant to both traditional and newer forms of human-animal interaction. Class sessions, which include a major allocation of time for student participation, touch on a wide range of issues affecting companion animals, wildlife, farmed animals, research animals, public health, law, social and cultural values regarding nonhuman individuals and communities, and various forms of the human-animal bond. Emphasis is placed on prompting each student to think about and discuss the broader issues of veterinary medicine, such as the role(s) of the individual veterinarian, veterinary education, and the veterinary profession.
These eleven lectures are specifically designed for first-year students, and in particular to enrich your understanding of various aspects of human-animal relations. The deeper goal, as it were, is to stimulate thinking about some of the expanding horizons in veterinary medicine that involve changing perceptions of human-animal interactions.

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Biology
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Tufts University
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Author:
Allen T Rutberg
Annette F Rauch
Joann M Lindenmayer
M.S.A. Kumar
Paul Waldau
Scott P Shaw
Human Growth and Development
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The study of Growth and Development can help us to know a ...

The study of Growth and Development can help us to know a person more thoroughly and thereby be better doctors than were we to meet our patients without such informational prompting. One can follow various developmental "tracks" longitudinally from birth to death, for example, following the development of motor, language or cognitive capacities and skills from the beginning of life to its end. Alternatively, one can study the individual at various cross-sectional stages/ages of life. Examples of this are seen in the lectures on Adolescence or Late Life. The longitudinal tracks and cross-sectional stages complement one another in our efforts to learn more about patients. Knowing more about Growth and Development will help you to generate questions when talking to or hearing about a patient that will deepen your knowledge about them, questions that otherwise might not have occurred to you.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts University
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Author:
Adam J. Geyer
Anne Hurley
Bessel van der Kolk
Carolyn D'Ambrosio
David Adler
Elaine Alpert
John Petrozza
Jonathan Schindelheim
Kathleen Faulkner
Leher Singh
Ludwig von Hahn
Paul Summergrad
Robert Reece
Stanley Sagov
Sumer Verma
Veronica Reed Ryback
Implant Dentistry
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This course provides fundamental and foundational knowledge relevant to simple surgical and ...

This course provides fundamental and foundational knowledge relevant to simple surgical and prosthodontic procedures for today's implant dentistry. A series of lectures and slide lectures, all containing instructive clear-cut images, cover advancements in restorative sciences, for example the Session 5 Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) Slide Lecture.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Tufts University
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Author:
Nancy Arbree
Nopsaran Chaimattayompol